Ross Wayne Van Norstrand II

July 26, 1977 - May 13, 2022

Ross Wayne Van Norstrand, II, of Winnie, died Friday, May 13, 2022. He was born July 26, 1977, in Beaumont, to Mary Kelly Smith McNeely and Ross Wayne Van Norstrand, Sr.

The most important times in his life were with his daughter, Paitan. He enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys, fishing (especially with his dad), and hunting. He was a crane operator and pipefitter for Pilgram Construction. He loved having Nerf gun wars with his nieces and nephews. Ross will be remembered as a loving husband, father, son, and Uncle Ross.

He is survived by his daughter, Paitan Van Norstrand of Lumberton; parents, Ross Van Norstrand, Sr. and his wife, Colleen, of Crystal Beach; Kelly McNeely and husband, Dale, of Kountze; grandmother, Penny Smith of Winnie; brother, Buck McNeely and his wife, Jeanette, of Houston; sisters, Bronwyn Van Norstrand of Kountze; Erin McNeely of Comfort; Summer McNeely of Houston; Jamie Armentor and her husband, Daniel, of Winnie; Misty Locke and her husband, Tim, of Fort Worth; nieces and nephews, Jaycee, Jason, Chloe, Conor, Brooklyn and Landry, Henry, and Charlie; former wife and good friend, Dee Van Norstrand, of Lumberton; brother-in-law, John Cunningham “Goob” of Silsbee; and numerous loving aunts, uncles, relatives, and a host of friends.

Ross is preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Joline Van Norstrand and Marvin Smith.

A gathering of Mr. Van Norstrand’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Broussard’s, 134 Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie. A gathering after will be held at the Hospitality Room, located behind the Rice Festival Stage, 1410 Lilton Sonnier Road, Winnie.

Memorial contributions in honor of Ross may be made through GoFundMe


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie
  • 134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,
  • May 18, 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie
  • 134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,
  • May 19, 2022
  • 10:00 am


Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie
  • 134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,

Comments (4)

    Jeremy Greer says:

    R.I.P. my friend I will see you on the other side

    Janet Foote says:

    Sorry for the loss of Ross. So young to have to say goodbye to.. Fly high Ross. Prayers for all of your family.

    Carmen & Joe Lee says:

    Words can’t express the grief we felt hearing about the loss of your son . You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

    Stephanie Abshire says:

    My deepest condolences to all. I have fond memories of Ross from school.

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